ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, advertising executive, real estate company executive; b. Detroit, Sept 26, 1927; s. James R. and Bertha C. (DeChant) A.; m. Helen R. Harrell, Nov. 12, 1949; children: Charles Francis, Amy Ann, James Randolph, Patricia Duncan.  BA, U. Mich., 1948; post grad., U. Calif., Berkeley, 1949; student additional study, Oxford U., 1996. 


With D’Arcy-MacManus & Masius, Inc., 1947-80, exec. v.p.; dir., 1970-76, pres., chief operating officer, 1976-80; pres. Adams Enterprises, 1971--;  exec. v.p. dir Washington Office, American Assn. Advet. Agys., 1980-84.  Chmn., chief exec officer Wajim Corp., Detroit; past mem. Steering com.  Nat. Advet. Rev. Bd.; mem. Mktg. com. U.S. Info Agy.; pres. Internat. Visitors Ctr. Of the Bay Area, 1988-89.


Author: Common Sense in Advertising, 1965; Heroes of the Golden Gate, 1987; California in the Year 2000, 1992; The Magnificent Rogues, 1999; Murder By The Bay, 2005; The Complete Geezer Guidebook, 2009; 101 Things You Say All the time (and have no idea what you’re talking about!

2011; 1939 - The Making of Six Great Films from Hollywood's Greatest Year, 2014. 


Past chmn exec. com. Oakland U.  Mem. Am. Assn. Advt. Agys. (dir., mem. Govt rels com.),  Advt. Fedn. Am. (past dir.), Nat. Outdoor Advt. Bur. (past chmn.), Nat. Golf Links Am. Club (Southampton, LI), Olympic Club, The Family Club, Theta Chi, hon. mem.  Alpha Delta Sigma, (hon.).


Republican. Roman Catholic. Home: 2240 Hyde St. San Francisco, CA 94109-1509. Office: 10 W Long Lake Rd Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304.


Contact information:


Charles F. Adams
2240 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA. 94109


Phone:   (415) 771-5747        Alt. Phone: (212) 688-3556